Dallas Parade of Homes Test House

  • Description: Overview:

This home incorporates high performance building technigues, and mechanical systems with site generation to approach a Zero Energy performance.

Key Partners:

Anderson-Sargent Homes, Building Science Consortium,

Energy Efficiency Measures:

Reflective metal roofing, R-30 Cathedral insulation, R-14.4 block insulation, R-5 perimeter slab insulation, high performance windows with south oriented high solar gain glass, solar assisted hot water and heat, 13 SEER air conditioner, 6.5 kW PV system, CFL package, Energy Star appliances,

Other Features:

* End Type: No Regional Office: Denver Submitted: No Approved: Yes Modified: 2006-10-16 * Visit: No

Specification 2871

  • Percent Energy Savings: 7
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Modified: 2008-05-05 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Unknown
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Space Heating Capacity: 0.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 7.0

Specification 3363

  • Percent Energy Savings: 57
  • Submitted: No
  • Approved: Yes
  • Editor: Bob Hendron
  • Modified: 2005-01-04 00:00:00
  • Floor Plan: Parade House
  • Style: Single-family detached, site built
  • House Type: Prototype/Research House (G2)
  • Number of Stories: 2.0
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Floor Area: 3817.0
  • Conditioned Volume: 45503.0
  • Surface Area: 10563.0
  • Roof Framing: Cathedral
  • Roof Insulation: Other
  • Roof R Value: 30.0
  • Roof Radiant: No
  • Roof Upgrades: Reflective Metal roofing on vented furring strips, over R-30 Cathedral Insulation
  • Wall Framing: Insulated concrete forms
  • Wall Insulation: Other
  • Wall R Value: 14.3999996185
  • Wall Sheathing: Other
  • Wall Sheathing R Value: 1.0
  • Wall Radiant: No
  • Wall Upgrades: R-14.4 Durisol Block with concrete filled cores,
  • Foundation Type: Slab on grade
  • Foundation Insulation: Rigid foam
  • Foundation R Value: 5.0
  • Slab Insulation: 1.0
  • Foundation Upgrades: Slab, 1" R-5 XPS in T-mass wall
  • Window Glazing: Double pane - low-e - spectrally selective
  • Window Framing: Vinyl
  • Window U Value: 0.379999995232
  • Window SHGC: 0.289999991655
  • Window Glazing Area: 600.299987793
  • Window Upgrades: High Performance Windows, South Windows: U=0.38, SHGC=0.48, Non-South U=0.38, SHGC=0.29
  • Space Heating Type: Hot water combo
  • Space Heating Combustion: N/A
  • Space Heating Capacity: 40.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency: 82.0
  • Space Heating Efficiency Type: % AFUE
  • Space Heating Energy Proto: 17.0
  • Space Heating Energy: 66.0
  • Space Heating Upgrades: Radiant slab hydronic system w/solar and gas heating, With Tankless water heater (82%+ AFUE) backup, High HSPF (9.3) Heat Pump
  • Lighting Energy: 41.0
  • Lighting Energy Proto: 14.0
  • Light Appliance: 89.0
  • Light Appliance Proto: 86.0
  • Renewable Energy Offset: 111.0
  • Cooling Type: Air Source Heat Pump
  • Cooling Capacity: 3.5
  • Cooling SEER: 13.0
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Cooling Energy Proto: 18.0
  • Cooling Energy: 106.0
  • Cooling Upgrades: Multi Stage, Multi Zone Chilled Water System, Built from 1.5T & 2.0T High SEER (13+) Heat Pumps, and 3 zones of variable speed air handlers
  • Duct Type: Other
  • Duct Location: In conditioned space
  • Duct R Value: 4.19999980927
  • Air Distribution Location: Interior closet
  • Vent Type: Controlled supply
  • Vent Control: Duty Cycle (some operation in every hour)
  • Vent Capacity: 68.0
  • Hot Water Type: Solar assisted
  • Hot Water Combustion: Sealed combustion
  • Hot Water Capacity: 105.0
  • Hot Water Efficiency: 0.699999988079
  • Hot Water Energy Proto: 8.0
  • Hot Water Energy: 27.0
  • Hot Water Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Hot Water Upgrades: Solar and gas tankless heater Indirect water heater, Rinnai tankless water heater (0.82EF) backup, 0.70EF estimated equivalent when using boiler
  • HERS Rating: 95
  • Benchmark Version: 3.1
  • Total Energy Use: 329.0
  • Total Energy Use Proto: 143.0
  • Percent Energy Savings: 57.0
  • Percent Site Energy: 34.0
  • Total Energy Savings: 90.0

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Bob Hendron
Maintainer Bob Hendron
Last Updated September 16, 2016, 21:36 (Etc/UTC)
Created September 16, 2016, 21:36 (Etc/UTC)
Construction Type New Construction
Evaluation Level Test House
Climate Mixed - Humid
City Frisco
State TX
Zip Code 99999
Phase Before 2010
Project Start Date 2004-02-01
Project Estimated End Date 2004-11-01
Project Actual End Date 2004-11-01
Completed House Count 1
Expected House Count 1
Energy Savings Percentage 32
Average Estimated Annual Source Energy (MMBtu) 1
Average Conditioned Floor Area (sqft) 1

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